Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather on Thursday and reach an area where new satellite images showed what could be a debris field.
In new estimates released today (March 25), WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.
American and Ukrainian officials warned Sunday that Russia may be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova.
Delegates to the first-ever Asean Youth Forum will also meet with the heads of governments from Asean member countries, youth organisers told a press conference promoting the forum held at the Diamond Jubilee Hall of Yangon University last Wednesday.
China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some of the remotest seas on Earth.
The National Savings Bank celebrated its 42nd anniversary, expanding its services with the opening of the new 30 story building complex in the heart of the Matara town under the distinguished patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
An 11th-hour bid by Secretary of State John Kerry to ease the escalating crisis over the Kremlin’s intervention in Crimea ended in failure on Friday, raising the likelihood of sanctions against Russia and deepening the most serious East-West rift since the end of the Cold War.
Sri Lankan Airlines’ FlySmiLes partners Amaya Resorts and Spas to offer exciting benefits for its frequent flyers. With the new partnership, FlySmiLes members will now have the chance to earn and redeem miles for stays at any of the Amaya hotels.
Commenting on the performance of the network at ADFEST 2014, Mark Tutssel, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide stated: “ADFEST embraces and celebrates the best creativity, local culture and heritage of this highly important and vast region. I am delighted with the performance and results achieved by our network. I would especially like to congratulate Leo Burnett Sri Lanka for winning a Lotus Root Award, which recognises and celebrates ideas born with local roots. As a ‘HumanKind’ agency that truly believes in connecting with people, this award reiterates Leo Burnett Sri Lanka’s immersion and connection with its local roots.”